Weekend Inspiration: Summer Edition

This past weekend I was at a backyard barbecue, and I got attacked by mosquitoes. I couldn’t help but think of the citronella candles I made a few years ago, and wish that there had been some around to help protect guests from bites. One thing led to another, and I thought that I should share some of my favorite summer projects and ideas from years past.

DIY Citronella Candles  – Save yourself (and your guests) from mosquitoes!

How to Make DIY Citronella Candles - Keep pests at bay with these homemade mosquito-repelling candles.

Blackberry Coconut Lime Popsicles – Combine blackberries, coconut, and lime for refreshing summer ice pops. (Lots more popsicle recipes here.)

Combine blackberries and coconut milk to make these delicious popsicles.

Sunglasses shelf – Sunglasses a mess? Make this easy sunglasses organizer.

Is your sunglasses collection a mess? Make a DIY sunglasses organizer to display them in style. #DIY #sunglasses #sunglass #display #organize #organizer

Kimchi potato salad – This spicy kimchi potato salad is a delicious twist on a traditional summer favorite.

This spicy kimchi potato salad is a delicious twist on a traditional favorite #kimchi #kimchee #recipe

Caramelized honey miso butter grilled corn – Make this grilled corn, the kimchi potato salad, and some veggie burgers, and you’ve got yourself a full plate of summer flavors.

Carmelized Honey Miso Butter Grilled Corn

Almond Honey Cold-Brew Coffee – Too hot for coffee? Stay cool with honey almond milk cold-brew coffee.
Too hot for coffee? Stay cool with honey almond milk cold-brew coffee #recipe #coffee

Tomato jam – Summer, when local tomatoes are in season, is the best time to make this sweet, spicy tomato jam. I think I’ll definitely be making a batch this weekend!

Tomato jam is a delicious spread that makes a great addition to a summer cheese board.

Are there any summer DIY projects you’d like to see from me this year? I’d love any suggestions! 

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